My Favorite Tools

People often ask me what tools I use for various tasks, so I put together this list to make it easier to share.

I don’t add tools here unless I personally use them and endorse them. Some of the links below are referral links which may give both of us a little free credit, so click away if you want to try any of these out.

Organization

  • Airtable - Content calendar, personal CRM, applicant tracking system, and so much more.
  • Trello - My project management and life organization tool.
  • Zapier - I automate everything I can with Zapier.
  • Calendly - I never knew I needed Calendly until I started a business. Cuts down on so many back-and-forths.
  • GSuite - Maybe too obvious, but half my life is in the Google Suite.

Writing

  • Dropbox Paper - I write all my blog posts in Dropbox Paper then export them as Markdown files.
  • Grammarly - Takes care of all the little details when you’re writing.

Programming

  • Jet Brains IDE - The first IDE I’ve had that was worth every penny.
  • DigitalOcean - The best all-around virtual machines available.
  • Heroku - Before you’re ready for DigitalOcean, you probably want Heroku.
  • Vercel - For even smaller scripts and JavaScript projects, there’s Vercel.
  • Github - Not only a code-hosting platform, Github is my go-to static site hosting as well.

Sales and Marketing

  • Carrd - The best one-page landing page builder I’ve found.
  • Streak CRM - Good for tracking sales leads, sending follow-ups, and mail merges.
  • Hunter.io - There are a million reasons you might want to find an email address. This is how I do it.
  • Mailchimp - Has its rough edges, but Mailchimp is probably the best all-purpose email management tool available.

Misc

  • Wohven - I wear a black t-shirt and jeans every day. Wohven takes care of my t-shirts.